"Let’s look at the most powerful kings there have ever been ever, the great autocrats or even dictators. In any sense that counts except the power of life over death, I have more power than Louis XVI. I have more power for knowledge and understanding at my fingertips, and at yours. And I don’t even have to be sat at a computer. I can just carry a device around with me. He had to summon scholars and ask grave questions. It’s true of the physical world. I can go into a shed that contains the bounty of provender and spices of all five continents laid out in front of me, which would have taken him months to get. So we are immensely empowered."